Humboldt, Nebraska

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Humboldt, Nebraska

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High Points

Humboldt strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Humboldt Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Humboldt Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Humboldt Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Humboldt, Nebraska

Comparing Humboldt to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 5
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Humboldt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles SE of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska
County Richardson
Standard Zip Codes 68376
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.163
Longitude -95.944

Humboldt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.1 inches
Station AUBURN 5 ESE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
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Humboldt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 941 100%
Male 436 46.3%
Female 505 53.7%
Under 18 199 21.1%
18+ 742 78.9%
65+ 304 32.3%
Median Age 48.4
Average Family Size 2.79
White 905 96.2%
African-American 6 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 2%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.8%

Estimated Humboldt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 852
Growth -89
Growth % -9.5%

Humboldt Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.2%
English 10.3%
Irish 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 6.7%
Czech 6.4%
Swiss 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Swedish 2%
Norwegian 1.8%
Polish 1.8%
European 1.5%
Italian 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Greek 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Humboldt 941 $37,692
Dawson 209 $39,375
Du Bois 166 $33,125
Pawnee City 1,033 $32,717
Stella 220 $44,375
Table Rock 264 $33,000
Verdon 223 $31,250

Humboldt Public Libraries

Bruun Memorial Library
Humboldt, Nebraska
(402) 862-2914

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Humboldt High Schools (2004)

Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

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